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‘Jukebox’ examines rebel youth in suburbia

Opera often connotes the stuffy Victorian era, the dismal Baroque era or the strict Italian aristocracy. Rarely is it a lens through which to explore meditation, sexual desire and anarchy. But in “Hydrogen Jukebox,” directed by Jonathan Adam ’16 and produced by Brown Opera Productions, this traditional ...


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Multimedia performance challenges justice system

In 2002, Bryonn Bain was pulled over for an extinct left taillight. He was arrested for three outstanding warrants — charges he denied — and spent three days and two nights in jail before he was released without being convicted. In the end, the wrongful charges were a case of identity theft. Out ...


The Setonian
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‘Her’ examines romantic expectation, reality

Like many films, “Her” spends most of its time espousing views on human existence. But to its credit, Spike Jonze’s new film is to the Encyclopedia Britannica what the average movie is to a pamphlet. In fact, it rewrites the Encyclopedia Britannica. Set in a glimmering near-future Los Angeles, ...


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‘Medea’ brings ancient feud to Brown

From the lofty parapet of Mount Olympus to the tortured currents of the River Styx, the gods have no fury like a woman scorned. None, at least, like the woman in “Medea,” directed by Celeste Cahn ’15 and opening tonight in the PW Downspace. The play was translated and freely adapted by Robinson ...


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‘Hooligans’ pour raucous energy into imPulse show

With strength and poise, the imPulse Dance Company takes the stage this week for their annual show in Alumnae Hall. Best known for work with hip-hop, the company incorporates elements of contemporary, jazz funk, salsa, dance hall and voguing into a dynamic evening of movement, music and gesture. The ...


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‘Youth’ in revolt dig into race, sex and rock-and-roll

“Passing Strange” is aptly named. It’s bizarre and brazen, self-mocking and self-vindicating, loud and caustic. And if you don’t go to see it, you’re just part of the establishment, man. The punk rock musical, directed by Kym Moore, assistant professor of theater arts and performance studies, ...


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String of 'cultural phenomena' fails to tie exhibit together

In List Art Center hangs something of a college reunion — Dawn Clements ’86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ’87 and Kerry Tribe ’97 were all invited back to their alma mater by the Department of Visual Arts in anticipation of the University’s 250th anniversary celebration. The unfortunate aspect of the ...


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Hipster haven Flatbread Company falls flat

It’s easy to miss Flatbread Company — tucked away at the butt end of a large parking lot behind CVS — but the space is surprisingly roomy. The decor can best be described as a rustic, vegan-friendly ski lodge, with large windows overlooking the monochromatic landscape of the parking lot. It’s ...


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Corsets lace together in social commentary

When Esther Mills, a 35-year-old black woman living in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, admits to a client from Fifth Avenue, “I’ve only been to the theater once,” the audience members are made all too aware of their own privileged position. Viewers’ suit buttons and diamond necklaces ...


The Setonian
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‘12 Years’ examines historical brutalities

Making a good movie about slavery is no easy task. Achieving historical accuracy demands a disturbing portrayal of brutality and injustice. Contemporary audiences seek entertainment and inspiration. “12 Years a Slave” skillfully walks this line, combining a stirring personal narrative with realistic ...


The Setonian
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Film Review: Despite some missteps, just sweet ‘Enough’

"We should all just put a sign on ourselves, tell the world what’s wrong with us.” After a summer of alien invasions and bromances everyone saw coming, the previews and press coverage of “Enough Said” tantalized audiences with the idea of an intricate adult drama devoid of the inevitability ...


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Spring Weekend delivers engaging lineup

Alas, the weekend of revelry comes to a close. The Main Green lies worn and muddied from the foot stomping of thousands of Brunonians. The stage is dismantled and the Ratty un-Fratty’d. As students wander wearily back to the libraries, the time has come to reflect on a Spring Weekend lineup that ...



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